I started lurking on Abuzz in early 2000, but i didn't post until spring or summer 2000. I came there in a truly round about way. I was reading at another bulletin board, and someone suggested looking for some info (can't remember what) at the site of The Times
. There, if found a link to the New York Times
, and happened to see a link there to Abuzz.
I got an e-mail from Jespah (who had, if i recall, a sort of an Abuzz members master list of some kind) to join here, but didn't sign up until October, 2002.